The PlayersThey’ve called Pat Summitt a ground breaker, a legend, an inspiration and the “Wizard of Knoxville,” a nod to UCLA’s John Wooden, who may be the only college basketball coach who can compare. She’s recorded more than 1,000 victories at Tennessee in women’s basketball, eight national titles, two Olympic medals (silver as a U. S. player in 1976 and gold as Team USA women’s head coach in 1984) and enough memories for multiple lifetimes. Only here comes the saddest news of all, Pat Summitt, at just age 59, has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Really though, nothing is certain, except this is one cruel disease. There’s not going to be any pity party and I’ll make sure of that,” Summitt told the Knoxville News-Sentinel in a statement that is as pure Pat Summitt as you’ll ever find. And how brutal is it that a woman of such accomplishment, wisdom and impact might have her career cut short, robbing any number of players that would’ve enjoyed her guidance. Pat Summitt didn’t claim people owed her or her women anything. She just proved they did. Leadership behaviors Intellectually Stimulating Behaviors Re-examine critical assumptions to question whether they are appropriate
Seek different perspectives when solving problems Get others to look at problems from many different angles Reexamine prior Why ,she wonders, can’t people look at the photograph in context, why can’t they understand that she’s as swift to drop her whole life and rush to her players’ sides when they have problems as she is to drop the roof on them when they screw up? Suddenly in the midst of a seemingly splendid practice, Pat might shout ”Hold it! Stop! Everyone stop! ” and stride toward Michelle, the way she strode one day toward forward Lisa Harrison.
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Individualized Consideration Some activities should be paid more attention like she demands her players sit in the first three rows of their classes and every single absence without a reasonable excuse will not be accepted. Also she asked the players to inform her every details about their daily lives, such as where to shopping or where to eat, suggests that she wants herself is able to track everyone not only in the really location but also the minds should be under the control by her. Individualized consideration is consisted in 6 parts in terms of 1.
Consider an individual as having different needs, abilities, and aspirations from others. 2. Treat others as individuals rather than just a member of a group. 3. Listen attentively to other’s concerns. 4. Help others develop their strengths 5. Spend time teaching and coaching 6. Promote self-development But in this case Michelle does not perform well enough to be a good leader. There is more than a tough time has been given by her, such as to train her players in a “fascist” way, and at the same time, in short of share informal experience by face-to-face outside of the team.
Ends up with which may reduce the confidence of her players. Further more, this is easy to make herself not credible among the player. And we both know a good team is totally looks like a family especial in terms of sports team. Besides that, Originally Michelle shows her short in active listening to personal concerns about player self and their career. But when she realized this problem she start to remind herself and adjust it. This part of transformational brings benefits to a good leader.
In terms of conveying positive regard, as the saying goes “She makes you feel there is nothing to be afraid of in life. If you want something you can go after it as hard as you can, and you make no excuses. ” A charismatic leader with a morale booster as Pat is will always be a mentor to the players. To examine her fowlers’ courage and progressive behavior, a coach as she is, always pursuit efficiency by the ways just like scrbbles points of emphasis on a notepad while taking on the phone with an assistant, carries five VCRs on road trips and watches tape of her opponents while she works out on the treadmill.
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Individualized influence Idealized influence How does she do it? How could she turn your name into an obscenity on the court, then walk off it and become your mother? Then, you and she are done, and her eyes are flashing to her day planner, the one she keeps gorging with duties, 10:25 appointments crowbarred between 10:15s and 10:30s. All etched in perfect calligraphy, this hand-to-hand combat with Time.
Soon Michelle and all her teammates are carrying day planners, opening them together at Pat’s command to fill up a stray half hour here, a vagrant hour there, even to transcribe her annual reminder in late October: Don’t forget to turn back your clocks one hour. Soon it’s an epidemic, this guilt over a moment lost. The head coach had resigned to pursue her doctorate. She has never coached a game in her life. She has no assistant and thus she’s scared. The only thing she knows is that she will be her father and her players can be her. She has learned and be thankful to her father about human will.
But she has no idea about how could she settle for filling her players with what kind of wished and the psychic power of expect. In this paper the author used a rhetorical question to find out the conjecture which whether she is cold heart inside of herself as Pat or not. The answer is definitely not. Summary She’s an indomitable presence, who made her point about increased funding and opportunity and understanding through force of will, not whine. A leader as she with charismatic leadership, come through different types of difficults.